First look at Marvel's new 1970's Luke Cage comic is the throwback we always wanted

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Sep 30, 2016

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have a first look at some pages from Marvel’s gloriously cool CAGE comic series.

The 1970’s series looks to fill in some bellbottoms-rocking backstory (complete with tiara!) lfrom the Hero For Hire, with a wild art and story style that looks like a major break from pretty much everything the publisher is putting out. That makes sense, considering CAGE is written by Genndy Tartakovsky, who is also handling the art. Tartakovsky created Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Hotel Transylvania — in case you’re wondering where you’ve seen that art style before.

Here’s the pitch:

On the mean streets of Harlem, shoes are big, shirts are large, bottoms are belled and crime is rampant! But in the heart of the city, the world’s hardest-working, smack-talking, chain-wearing super hero is on the street and on the case! And his rates are reasonable! He’s CAGE! and he’ll save your behind. Dig it!

The first issue of CAGE hits Oct. 5.

Check out some preview pages below and let us know what you think:

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